Covid-positive man boards flight disguised as wife

Covid-positive man boards flight disguised as wife
Most airlines have restricted travel during the Eidh al-Adha holiday. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: A Covid-positive man in Indonesia who disguised himself as his wife to board a domestic plane was caught mid-air.

The man has only been identified by his initials, DW, wore a full-face veil called a niqab to board.

The person was also carrying the passport of his wife and her negative Covid-19 test result.

He may never have been caught if he hadn’t changed into his regular clothes midway through the flight, which caused a stewardess to raise the alarm.

Most airlines in Indonesia have restricted travel during the Eidh al-Adha holiday which began on 19 July.

The man was detained after the plane landed and was tested immediately, police told reporters.

Upon discovering he was positive for the Covid-19, he was ordered to self-isolate at home.

The person will be prosecuted as soon as his quarantine ends, according to police.

The incident comes amid strict travel restrictions in Indonesia, which has rapidly become the epicentre of the coronavirus in Asia.

Indonesia is recording almost 50,000 cases a day.

In recent weeks, hospitals in the South East Asian nation have been overwhelmed by an influx of patients and a lack of resources including oxygen.

Almost three million people have been infected by the virus and more than 72,000 have died.

A slow vaccination rollout and the onset of the highly infectious Delta variant have been cited as reasons for the continuing spread of the virus.

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